Appreciate: David Maisel “Library of Dust”

This might be one of the more fascinating pieces of art I have come across in awhile. In the “Library of Dust” series, photographer David Maisel examines the relationship between art and science. He photographed forgotten copper canisters that came from a psychiatric hospital that were filled with cremated patients. The chemicals in the ashes seem to have an effect on the canisters, creating a colorful, marbleized design on the cans . It is fascinating that something so beautiful can come from something that could be considered slightly morbid. It goes to show that beauty is truly all around and can be found in the most unexpected places.

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